Nobody does the holidays like the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago! The Museum’s 72nd annual Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light exhibits open Thursday, November 14. More than 50, 12-foot trees beautifully decorated by volunteers from Chicago’s ethnic communities are displayed on the Museum’s Main Floor.
Christmas Around the World began for local families in 1942 as a United Nations Day salute to the Allies during World War II, and in its first year, only a dozen trees lined the Museum’s halls. Now the exhibit has grown into a forest of dazzling trees and homemade displays. A 45-foot Grand Tree, in the Museum’s Rotunda, features more than 30,000 lights and a thousand ornaments. On the weekends and select weekdays, guests can also enjoy performances of various ethnic dance and choral groups on the Holiday Stage. The celebration runs through January 5, 2014.
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